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"I'm a kid who's gone in a lot for illusion," wrote leggy Literatease Gypsy Rose Lee in Variety, by way of explaining the secret of her success. Way back "when the rest of the gals at Minsky's were working on the third layer of skin [and covering] themselves with a dark blue spotlight, I covered myself with a Shubert pink and black lace undies . . ."

When an overzealous audience at the Edinburgh music festival began to applaud during a two-bar rest in Ariadne auf Naxos, terrible-tempered Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham...

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